Cherpse! Joe and Dina

"You’re talking like we’re in a tutorial”.

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Joe Brown, 2nd Year, History, Worcester

Blind dates being what they are, I was slightly worried that we’d have too little in common and that we’d run out of things to talk about. Thankfully, that wasn’t the case and the conversation flowed very easily, with us talking about various subjects ranging from our degrees to our differing impressions of Berlin to our favourite pubs in Oxford. Overall it was a very nice and chill set up – what can really beat an evening at the pub? 

What was your first impression? 

Dina struck me immediately as very nice and friendly. As soon we met at the entrance to the Bear, she hugged me and apologised for being late. 

Quality of the chat out of ten? 

7/10. 

Most awkward moment? 

When I asked Dina what Egypt was like at the turn of the 20th century (she said that was her favourite period of Egyptian Arabic literature), and she responded with “you’re talking like we’re in a tutorial”. 

Kiss or miss? 

Maybe if we got to know each other a bit better.

Dina Khadum, 3rd Year, German and Arabic, St. John’s 

It was fairly easy to find each other outside the Bear, being a pretty quiet Monday evening. Once we got over the classic ‘college? subject? year?’ chat, conversation flowed pretty freely, and we discovered that he probably knew more about my degree than I did – his extensive knowledge of both the Fatimid caliphate and medieval German literature really put me to shame. We also bonded over our mutual fear of delving further into student drama than buying tickets to the Worcester garden play. Before I knew it, our glasses were empty and the parasol we were under didn’t provide much shelter from the rain, so we decided to call it a night. 

What was your first impression? 

A little nervous but really polite. 

Quality of the chat out of ten? 

7/10.

How did the date meet up with your expectations for it?

I was hoping for an evening of interesting chat and got exactly that.

Most awkward moment?

When it started torrentially raining and he was in shorts and sandals.

Kiss or miss?

Sadly, a miss.

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